American Airlines ends direct air service from Humboldt to Phoenix. Photo: Photo by Jan Rosolino on Unsplash




Phoenix, we hardly knew you! We’ve received word that American Airlines will end its direct flight from the Humboldt County Airport to the Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport, just ten months after the route was opened.

Fly Humboldt, a local organization that advocates for increased air service to and from Humboldt, took to Facebook this morning to share the disappointing news.

Just about a week ago, Avelo Airlines canceled its direct flight between Humboldt and Las Vegas “due to the rapid increase in jet fuel prices.” And not long before that, Aha! – another budget airline – ended its direct flight to Reno.

LoCO has reached out to a member of Fly Humboldt to inquire about this morning’s announcement. We’ll update here if we receive any additional information.